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Stem cells are the primary cells that can be trained to develop into any human cell tissue eg muscle skin brain etc However in embryonic stem cell research to retrieve stem cells from embryos requires a process called therapeutic cloning where a persons DNA is put into an unfertilised human egg effectively cloning a person the embryo is then grown for a few days before it is destroyed producing stem cells identical to the donor person without any likelihood of rejection once injected Embryonic stem cell research offer the hope of curing diseases such as Blood Disorders Diabetes Parkinsons disease Alzheimers disease Motor neurone disease Spinal cord injuries It could even create retina cells which could cure blindness or skin cells for burns victims One of the debates on embryos is whether it is a human being or just a bunch of cells One of the views is life does not start until the foetus has left the mother with its first unassisted breath It is said that life doesnt start at conception because embryos cannot be frozen For life to be possible humans obviously need blood and there is no blood present in embryos at all It takes 9 months to grow a body that will sustain life Embryos lack the capacities that earn us respect such as a brain consciousness and preferences Embryos have no emotion and cannot feel physical pain They are not fully developed beings therefore They have not yet achieved enough to matter and do not have full rights or dignity so their right to life cannot outweigh a grown human beings There are strong arguments supporting this belief that an individuals status rises as it begins to realise its potential to develop morally valuable characteristics However it could be said that although they have yet to achieve anything they deserve dignity because they as humans have the potential to achieve these capacities To think that
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